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Dangerous driving charges, Maryborough

A man has been charged following investigations into a dangerous driving incident in Maryborough yesterday morning.

Around 8.30am police received calls to Triple Zero (000) reporting a vehicle was allegedly being driven dangerously, towards Hervey Bay.

A short time later a marked police car observed a vehicle matching the description on Gympie Road turning into Iindah Road West and activated their emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to intercept it.

It will further be alleged the vehicle stopped at a stop sign at roadworks before pulling out of a line of traffic and continuing on, evading police.

In the process the vehicle clipped a second vehicle that was also stationary in traffic at the roadworks.

Police stopped and rendered assistance to the occupants of this vehicle, a woman and a child. No one was injured.

Police then received a report that the vehicle had allegedly crashed into a pole at the intersection of River Road and Mclaughin Road, Maryborough.

A 30-year-old Pialba man has been charged with four counts of stealing, dangerous operation of a vehicle, fail to stop a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a crash, unlicensed driving, unregistered driving, false number plates and driving uninsured.

He is scheduled to appear before the Maryborough Magistrates Court today.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.

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